Germany: AfD makes big gains in local elections

German anti-immigration party makes gains in local elections amid refugee crisis


Note the loaded language. This is from the  Fox network which is falsely portrayed as ‘right wing’. Nowadays every scribbler seems to find it necessary to insert adjectives like “populist”, among other things.


Disillusioned German youth drive rise of anti-immigrant party

This is excellent news. Full article below the fold!

March 13, 2016: Frauke Petry, chairwoman of the right-populist AfD (Alternative for Germany) party, smiles as she speaks at a gathering after the closing of the state elections in the German federal states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt in Berlin. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
March 13, 2016: Frauke Petry, chairwoman of the right-populist AfD (Alternative for Germany) party, smiles as she speaks at a gathering after the closing of the state elections in the German federal states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt in Berlin. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

An upstart German party stunned Chancellor Angela Merkel Sunday, winning three state elections by campaigning against the refugee policy which has flooded the European nation with more than 1 million immigrants.

It appears the stunning  didn’t stun Merkel enough, because she insists in flooding Germany with more unassimilable Muslim savages.

The Alternative for Germany (AFD) had run against Merkel’s open border policy for refugees, and won support from defectors from Merkel’s party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) as well as other members of the democratic center. The election is the latest indication that the open borders policy is hurting Merkel, who 48 percent of Germans want to see resign, according to a poll.

“We are seeing above all in these elections that voters are turning away in large numbers from the big established parties and voting for our party,” AFD leader Frauke Petry said.

They “expect us finally to be the opposition that there hasn’t been in the German parliament and some state parliaments,” she added.

 Merkel, a hardboiled communist infil-traitor,  trained as a Stasi operative under the former East German gov’t, has turned Germany into a one party leftist dictatorship.

The AFD did best in Saxony-Anhalt in what used to be East Germany, a poor state that has fewer Muslims than any of the 16 other German states. It garnered 24.4 percent of the vote here, coming in second behind the Christian Democratic Party and ahead of the historically strong Social Democratic Party, a member of the national coalition with Merkel’s CDU.

The AFD also did well in the affluent western provinces of Baden-Wurtenberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, where it won 10 percent of the vote.

That in spite of a massive news blackout, vilification and smears of  anything including the Nazi tag is quite an achievement.

The AFD will likely gain entry to the federal parliament in next year’s national elections, something that troubles some prominent Germans.

“Germany cannot afford to present a picture of a narrow-minded, even nationalistic, nation,” Gerd Weissenkirchen, former spokesman for the foreign affairs committee of the Bundestag, told in a telephone interview. Weissenkirchen also warned that AFD’s xenophobia could spread from Muslims to other minority groups.

Weissenkirchen is a dirtbag who represents the Arab lobby. With “other minority groups” he is trying to scare the Jews.

The AFD gains are a severe shift to the right as citizens voice displeasure over the strain a huge wave of refugees is putting on taxpayers, according to Professor Julius Schoeps, director of the Moses Mendelsohn Center in Potsdam.

Merkel broke every law and holds the German people in contempt. She caused irreparable damage to Germany.

“It’s part of a European trend,” Schoeps said. “France, the Netherlands, and now Germany are experiencing this phenomenon.”

Its not a “phenomenon.” Its the peoples instinct of self-preservation. They know that Islam is replacement theology, and they don’t want to be replaced by savages from Africa and Arabia.

There were uncomfortable results both for Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union and their partners in the national government, the center-left Social Democrats. The traditional rivals are Germany’s two biggest parties.

“Uncomfortable?” If that’s all it is its not very much.

Other parties won’t share power with AFD, but its presence will complicate their coalition-building efforts.

Its the other way around. The AfD will not sellout to other parties.

In all three states, the results were set to leave the outgoing coalition governments without a majority — forcing regional leaders into what could be time-consuming negotiations with new, unusual partners. Merkel’s CDU still has a long-shot chance of forming an untried three-way alliance to win the Baden-Wuerttemberg governor’s office.

They will do any dirty deal to make that happen.

Germany’s next national election is due in late 2017. While Sunday’s results will likely generate new tensions, Merkel herself should be secure: she has put many state-level setbacks behind her in the past, and there’s no long-term successor or figurehead for any rebellion in sight.

You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Merkel insisted last year that “we will manage” the challenge of integrating refugees. While her government has moved to tighten asylum rules, she still insists on a pan-European solution to the refugee crisis, ignoring demands from some conservative allies for a national cap on the number of refugees.

No one ever “managed” a Mohammedan invasion in history. There is no solution other than sending these people back to where they came from. Why not let the rich Arab Emirates in the Gulf take care of them?

AFD’s strong performance will boost its hopes of entering the national parliament next year. It entered five state legislatures and the European Parliament in its initial guise as a primarily anti-euro party before splitting and then rebounding in the refugee crisis.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

From the Australian:

Young supporters of the Alternative for Germany party react to initial exit poll results in Saxony-Anhalt state elections.

The surge of Germany’s new populist anti-immigrant party has been fuelled by thousands of young voters, many of whom have never cast a ballot before, according to a research institute in Berlin.

In a worrying trend for the established parties, Alternative for Germany (AfD) was the top choice of voters aged between 18 and 44 in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, where the party won one in four votes to transform the political landscape.

AfD has harnessed discontent with Angela Merkel’s generous refugee policy, but it was the left-of-centre Social Democratic party which lost the most voters to the hard right, according to analysis by Infratest dimap, on behalf of the broadcasters ARD.

The SPD, in a coalition government with Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), is seen as out of touch with grassroots supporters.

Voters deserted all the established parties to back AfD, which was launched in 2013 and last year switched its focus from calling for a break-up of the euro to campaigning for Germany’s borders to be closed, after the arrival of 1.1 million migrants.

By far the biggest group of AfD voters were those who had never voted before, the analysis showed. They believed politicians were liars and that voting would make no difference; a common theme among the young male population of Saxony-Anhalt, which has the third-highest unemployment rate of all 16 German states.

Head of right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) Frauke Petry.

Frauke Petry, 40, the co-leader of the AfD, said: “German society, not just now but for many years, has experienced a continuous disintegration which is clearly reflected in the impoverishment of the middle class, where families are increasingly overwhelmed. The future of our country is in question.”

Asked how similar her party was to the National Front in France, and the Freedom Party in Austria, Ms Petry said she did not wish to engage in “a debate on labels”.

The party attracted widespread criticism after Ms Petry said in January that border police should, as a last resort, shoot migrants illegally crossing the German border.

AfD was chosen by 26 per cent of votes aged 18 to 24 in Saxony-Anhalt, compared with 16 per cent for the CDU and 11 per cent for both the Greens and SPD. For those aged 25 to 44 it was a similar story, with 29 per cent choosing the AfD against 23 per cent for the CDU and 9 per cent for SPD. The only age group which stuck with Mrs Merkel’s party was the over-60s — 35 per cent voted CDU and 18 per cent AfD.

Women were much more likely to support the CDU, while AfD was the most popular among men, winning 29 per cent of the male vote in the state.

AfD was equally popular with workers and the unemployed, while the CDU was most favoured by pensioners.

AfD supporters celebrate at the gathering of the right-populist AfD after the closing of the state elections in the German federal states of Baden-Wuerttemberg.


They Didn’t Understand

The following look at Sunday’s regional elections in Germany was posted at Politically Incorrect and translated by JLH. Because it’s somewhat insider baseball, the translator has included detailed footnotes explaining the politicians and media people described in the article. You can’t tell the players without a scorecard!

They Didn’t Understand

by An Inmate of Diversity Land

The political earthquake of the provincial elections[1] was only a few hours past when the most important questions that could be asked beforehand were answered. No, they didn’t get the point! No, they will not listen to the voters! And yes, they will keep on with the insanity! Anyone who had thought that the SPD[2] could not make a result of just over 10% look good, and that the Union[3] could not try to sell its seismic losses as a success, learned their lesson. They could.

On Maybrit Ilner’s [TV talk] show, the chair of the SPD contingent in the Bundestag, Thomas Oppermann, made the start. Despite double digit losses in Baden-Württemberg and Saxony-Anhalt, which degraded the erstwhile major party to the fourth power, he spoke of a “mixed” result, in which happiness at the success in Rhineland-Palatinate was decidedly more important. That the (success) had had more to do with the personality of Malu Dreyer[4] than with the SPD was of as little interest to him as the fact that the historically poor showing in Baden-Württemberg in 2011 had been almost halved, and that the AfD can now beat the SPD in the West. Peter Tauber, too, who can rightly be labeled the most incompetent general secretary in the history of the Union, was not impressed by trifles like his party’s losses in all states or its abasement in its heartland, Baden-Württemberg. No, the Union had demonstrated that it was a major party. Period.

A full alert is called for, when even the inanities of a Katrin Göring-Eckardt[5] no longer stand out, but fit right in. The woman who has often given the impression that she did not exactly shine in her school years and that she has learned nothing since then, opined that 80% of voters had voted for the chancellor’s refugee policy. Aside from the remarkable circumstance that a Green feels obligated to a CDU chancellor, we really don’t want to know any more about how she reached this conclusion. The Greenie school dropout also had a solution for the public voting barometer showing that a majority of Germans have had a bellyful of asylum fakers, crimigrants and Islam in general: visa-free travel for 70 million Turks, so they can take a good look at democracy in Germany. No, in this cycle, no one except the editor-in-chief of the Zeit,Giovanni di Lorenzo, has any idea of what the voters have presented them with.

That seemed to be the ultimate, but it was topped on the show of Ilner’s colleague, Anne Will. Ursula von der Leyen[6], who had already managed to make the German armed forces the laughingstock of the world, chalked up an even bigger achievement this evening. She made Göring-Eckardt look like a pragmatist.[7] Applauding the Union in all states during the tsunami success of the AfD, she estimated the approval of the chancellor’s planned course at 90%, and doubled down on this idiocy with the lunatic proposition that the electoral successes of Malu Dreyer (SPD) in the Rhineland-Palatinate and Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) in Baden-Württemberg were attributable to Angela Merkel’s policies. Incredible!

Ralf Stegner[8] too, who brought his customary good humor into the session, was unwilling to see the election as a defeat for the SPD. Even after repeated probes by an unusually caustic Anne Will (unaccustomed against a non-AfD politician), he saw no SPD responsibility for the defeats or for the demotion to the status of a splinter party. It was the “mad-as-hell citizen” who was responsible, and there was no way to have any sympathy for him. No point in asking now if this attitude may be what led to this electoral result. The question will not come from Ralf the Omniscient, who cannot grasp that he is to a great extent perceived as a political and personal cipher. Voters, he added, are not the ones who need sympathy, but people who are fleeing bombs. Stegner will never in his life comprehend that most of the illegal immigrants have seen just as few bombs as he has at home in Schleswig-Holstein.

No, with the Ilner and Will shows, it became clear that the CDU, SPD and Greens increasingly see themselves as a unit, pushing all disagreements aside in their anxiety for their sinecures and positions, unwilling to concede even a piece of cake to the “grubby neighbor kids”. In this parallel dimension, there is no recognition that such wheeling and dealing is a main reason for the punishment meted out by the voters. AfD vice chair Beatrix von Storch — who didn’t even try too stifle her laughter at the purveyors of unreality surrounding her — called this the “arrogance of power” that the voters had punished, and therewith she gave the evening its meaning.

And no, nobody here got it, either. Everybody showed what they thought of the voters: an insignificant mob who should not presume to question the distribution of the goodies that are set out for them; whose opinion at best is worthy of being spat upon by the mighty.

Since this attitude could not have escaped the voters’ notice on election night, the next regional elections are reasonably certain to repeat, if not increase, the seismic activity. The portion of AfD voters who, in protest, put their mark next to a party they did not completely agree with — who wanted to wake someone up, who just finally wanted to be heard — had to recognize that all this did not happen. No one in the established parties is interested in them anymore. They are in fact scolded for exercising their right to vote because they voted wrong. The frustration will rise, along with the rage and impotence. The result will be that the AfD will establish itself as what the SPD gave up yesterday — as a major party.

The arrogance of power was punished. But they didn’t get it!

One thought on “Germany: AfD makes big gains in local elections”

  1. The real situation is that most Germans do NOT want muslim “refugees” or rather muslim freeloaders. The media is, however, working overtime to convince the majority that they really do want these folks in Germany!

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